Hannukah = Festival of Light 25 kislev Tu b’Shevat = New year for Trees 15 Shevat Purim = 15 of Adar Pesah = Passover 15 Nissam Shavout = Pentecost 6 Sivan 13 Tribes of Israel : Reuben, Levi/Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Napthali, Gad, Asher, Ephraim and Manassah History It traces back to the creating of mankind but historical origins begin with Abraham and the Hebrews. The religion of the patriarchs was simple and centered on the agreement between Abraham and God. Sacrifice and prayer at a sacred altar, stone pillar, or sacred tree. Circumcision was the defining mark of he religious community. Hebrews migrate to Egypt due to a famine in their region. In there, they became slaves and God rescued them by making a Covenant with Moses. God establishes the nation of Israel (named after Abraham’s grandson Jacob) at mount Sinai. After 40 years of wandering in the desert with Moses, they arrived to Canaan the promised land to Abraham. The conquest of Canaan is described in the book of Joshua. The ark of the covenant was
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